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Loud Whispers

Loud Whispers

By Onelife Initiative
Loud Whispers is about the untold sexual and reproductive health and rights challenges of adolescent girls and young women in Nigeria.

Issues of unplanned pregnancy, gender-based violence, unsafe abortion, contraception etc are addressed in this radio drama in 18 episodes.

Loud Whispers was produced by Onelife Initiative for Human Development, Nigeria with support from Amplify Change. You can also listen to the local language version at www.bit.ly/episode1igbekelekele

For more information about the radio drama, you can reach us through contact@onelifeinitiative.org
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Episode 18 — Loud Whispers
In this final episode, Risikat finds out the person behind Akin's brutal attack and this begins the resolution between Ebun and the love of her life. FInd out how the issues are resolved among the rest of the characters. We would like to hear from you; new information you have learnt from the radio drama Loud Whispers and what resolutions would have been more satisfying to you among the characters. Thanks for listening. Stay Safe!
14:39
September 4, 2020
Episode 17 — Loud Whispers
Engineer Kolawole tries to pay his way out of the trouble his son has brought upon himself, is that how they do it in California? Will he succeed this time? Talk to us about what capital punishment you think is appropriate for sexual abusers.
14:39
August 28, 2020
Episode 16 — Loud Whispers
Trouble arises as an unknown woman harrasses Ebun and threatens her to leave her husband Akin alone this leaves Ebun in deep thought as she finds out that the love of her life has not been entirely honest with her. Bolu confides in her friend Helen and they both try to find means to end the pregnancy in any way possible. Will she have the guts to go ahead with it?  What do girls in your community do to when they find themselves in similar situations? If you find yourself in Bolu's situation and do not know what to do, talk to us on 09027770177 and we will educate you on what options are available to you.
14:55
August 21, 2020
Episode 15 — Loud Whispers
Helen is excited as she recounts the events at the party while Ebun bursts in tears as she remembers the incident which occured in Wale's room.   Ahmed composes a fuji song for Ebun on his hospital bed despite the injuries he sustains, will they find out who is behind Ahmed's brutal attack?  Gbadegun returns home and threads carefully around Abeke to prevent their usual fights so he doesn't land in the police cell again.
14:14
August 14, 2020
Episode 14 — Loud Whispers
Tofunmi rushes to the hospital where her mother is admitted and finds Femi there as well, they try to resolve their issues and find a head way.  Bolu finds herself in a closed room with drunk wale at a party which she was not given permission to attend, what do you think will be her fate, what would you do in her shoes? Send us a message and tell us what you would have done, have you been in similar position, what did you do?
14:39
August 7, 2020
Episode 13 — Loud Whispers
All hell breaks loose as Femi finds out that Tofunmi is dating his boss Engineer kolawole. What will be her excuse? Gbenga finally returns home and realising their mistakes they both apologise and make amends as they realise that family planning is a decision of both parties involved. Abeke passes out after engaging in a fight with her husband and is rushed to the hospital while Gbadegun her husband is arrested by the police for abuse.
14:40
August 1, 2020
Episode 12 — Loud Whispers
Uncle Leke summons Gbenga to his house to beg on behalf of his wife for what she did to their unborn child. Akin comes to challenge Iya Alagbo and asks for all his gift back, will she succeed in convincing him otherwise?  What is your take on arranged marriage? Hit us up and let us know what you think about arranged marriages now as against decades ago when it was the norm.
14:41
July 24, 2020
Episode 11 — Loud Whispers
Deola fights for her marriage by approaching Unkle Leke to help interceed on her behalf while as Ebun and Ahmed declares their love for each other, Akin comes in and starts an argument with Ahmed over who deserves to marry Ebun. Abeke serves Gbadegun a bowl of water and claims since it is free, that is what he deserved for not giving her money for food.
14:50
July 18, 2020
Episode 10 — Loud Whispers
It is very important that girls learn how to calculate their menstrual cycle especially if they decide to be sexually active so as not to end up confused and afraid like Tofunmi. Bolu finds herself in a fix when she visits Wale in his father's house when no one is around, is Bolu's assertion skills strong enough to get her out? Risikat has been referred to a youth friendly centre to get her period calendar sorted out.
15:52
July 11, 2020
Episode 9 — Loud Whispers
Risikat goes to find solution to her pregnancy from her usual customer while Senior Wale decides to spoil Helen and Bolu in school. Tofunmi gets tired of the regular visits from Engineer Kolawole how does she handle it?  When girls keep taking generous gifts from men, they eventually have to pay back in one way or the other, how does Bolu and Tofunmi pay back? Missed out on the previous episodes, scroll down to see episodes 1 - 8.
14:49
July 4, 2020
Episode 8 — Loud Whispers
Ebun and Aunty Deola have a heart to heart about the secrets of a happy marriage while Tofunmi and Engineer Kolawole gets into a fight. In the home of Deola and Boye, Deola discovers she has lost yet another pregnancy, could she be faking it? Find out in Episode 8.
14:56
June 27, 2020
Episode 7 — Loud Whispers
Risikat does what she knows how to do best. Akin is likely her victim this time and that brings her in conflict with Ebun. Deola finally meets Iya Alagbo and gives her a piece of her mind following the result of the herbs she bought from her. Deola also seeks for help from a health care provider — what did she tell her? Find out in this episode of Loud Whispers. Let's know what you think? You can also leave us on a comment on instagram — we are @onelifeinitiative
14:48
June 20, 2020
Episode 6 — Loud Whispers
Bolu blushes as senior Wale tickles her fancy with sweet words and tries to impress her with his father's car while on the other end Iya Alagbo receives a greek gift from Akin. The issues are unfolding in bits and pieces. There's also no stopping Engr. Kolawole .... It's Loud Whispers, your favourite radio drama. You can also listen in on 5 other radio stations in and around South West Nigeria in both English and Yoruba. 
14:54
June 13, 2020
Episode 5 — Loud Whispers
Sarah has the opportunity to give Bolu “The Talk” about sex and boys but does she take it? Let's see what she has to tell her. We also see Risikat’s hilarious family ‘emergency’ and her discussion with Mrs. Komolafe. We will like to hear from you what “the talk” was like for you. Do send us a message to share your story.
14:25
June 6, 2020
Episode 4 — Loud Whispers
Enter Wale, the football star who is loved by all the girls in school. What is he up to this time? The world-famous Iya Alagbo is also back on the scene doing what she knows best. She's all out for Ebun in this episode. Risikat also shows off again, and even predicts that her boss is pregnant. Was she correct?  Enjoy Episode 4 of Loud Whispers and tell us what you think in the comment section. You can also send in an audio feedback. We'll love to hear from you. 
14:21
May 30, 2020
Episode 3 — Loud Whispers
In Episode 3, Boye desperately wants something from his wife Deola. We also hear Tofunmi seeking for a solution to her financial situation from Sade. Listen and hear what Sade is offering her. Is it safe?  In this episode, you will also meet Ahmed, the one and only Fuji prospect in Loud Whispers.  Wondering who the cast and crew are? Episode 3 unlocks that information. 
14:48
May 23, 2020
Episode 2 — Loud Whispers
It's the Gbas Gbos Episode! With Risikat keen on enjoying her One life.  Domestic Violence also plays out in Tofunmi's home. Listen and hear if Tofunmi was able to get money for her admission.  Iya Alagbo also get a new customer who has a strange need.  Enjoy the 2nd of 18 episodes of Loud Whispers and let's know what you think.  Loud Whispers was produced by Onelife Initiative with support from Amplify Change.  If after listening, you have questions, please call or WhatsApp 09027770177
14:46
May 16, 2020
Episode 1 - Loud Whispers
In Episode 1, the pressure mounts quickly.  The young woman's husband wants to 'eat'. He is desperate to throw the sexual health of his wife out of the window.  Find out the argument for and against family planning in this episode.  Loud whispers was produced by Onelife Initiative, with support from Amplify Change. 
14:09
May 4, 2020
Theme Song - Loud Whispers
What's the whisper in your head? What's the whisper in the head of an adolescent girl who is raped?  What's the sound of thunder in the head of a woman who is beaten by her husband? Listen.  It's the theme song for episodes 1 to 18.  do re mi fa so la ti do ...  Sound of thunder loud whispers, only whispers can say w'at it means (w'at it means) Flowing through the heart and walking around my veins, loud whisper When the sunshine (we whisper) When the rain fall (we whisper whisper yea) Chorus:  Oh loud whispers  Oh loud whispers  I can feel the pain in my veins Oh loud whispers Oh loud whispers  I can hear the sound in my head
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May 3, 2020